The BOSS Network Hosts Free Event For Black Female Founders

The BOSS Network, in collaboration with JPMorgan Chase and Advancing Black Pathways, will host a two-day virtual event to educate, empower and promote Black female founders on Dec. 4-5.

Black founders receive less than 1% of venture capital funds annually, and Black women founders account for less than that, according to the Harvard Business Review. Through the Minority Merchant Event series, The BOSS Network will provide a platform for Black women to discuss their experiences in launching successful businesses, provide a blueprint on how to build a successful business and share strategies that Black female founders can leverage to gain access to capital.

“The time is now to support these extraordinary women, who are breaking down barriers in technology and their respective industries, even in the midst of a global pandemic and a social unrest that has ignited a national dialogue on systemic racism,” states a press release for

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Why long-suffering hosts grow a thick skin — ScienceDaily

Occasionally, following a transplant procedure, the donor’s immune cells recognize the recipient’s tissues as foreign and trigger a multisystem disorder called graft-versus-host disease (GVHD). Occurring commonly after bone marrow or stem cell transplants performed to treat some blood cancers, GVHD may even follow solid organ transplants and is, in essence, the reverse of transplant rejection. Now, researchers at the University of Tsukuba have clarified the pathogenesis of the characteristic skin changes in chronic GVHD as being mediated by transforming growth factor-β1 (TGFβ1) a cytokine that keratinocytes — epidermal skin cells — undergoing apoptosis (regulated cell death) express on stimulation by interferon-γ (IFNγ).

All living organisms from single-celled bacteria to complex higher animals possess an ‘awareness’ of immunologic distinctiveness to discriminate between self and non-self. Unfortunately, these recognition systems and defense mechanisms work against therapeutic transplantation between individuals with differing genetic identities. The skin, gastrointestinal tract and liver are often affected

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Align Technology Hosts 2020 Virtual Investor Day

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  • Huge global market opportunity of 15M annual orthodontic case starts with an incremental 500 million potential through Align’s doctor-driven model and its digital platform
  • Strategic priorities drive Align’s 5-year revenue CAGR of more than 20%
  • iTero scanner installed base of more than 35K enables more than 1M scans per month and drives Invisalign adoption

SAN JOSE, Calif., Nov 23, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE via COMTEX) —
SAN JOSE, Calif., Nov. 23, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Align Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: ALGN) announced that it is hosting a Virtual Investor Day today focused on the Align digital platform that is enabling doctors to deliver the benefits of digital orthodontics to more than 9 million patients and counting. Align Technology CEO Joe Hogan will share Align’s vision and strategy of successful disruptive innovation that is accelerating a wave of digital orthodontics,

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Align Technology Hosts 2020 Virtual Investor Day | Money

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with information about how to join the webinar.

Q&A session attendees will be able to submit written questions via the Q&A window.

Forward Looking Statement

This press release includes forward looking statements that involve a number of risks and uncertainties. Words such as “believes,” “anticipates,” “plans,” “intends,” “expects,” “seeks,” “estimates,” and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements, but other statements that are not historical facts may also be deemed to be forward-looking statements. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those indicated by forward-looking statements include risks and uncertainties relating to: the markets for Align’s products, its beliefs concerning the digital transformation of dentistry and Align’s strategic priorities, its business momentum, products and product mix, the COVID-19 pandemic and its impacts on Align’s business and results of operations, Align’s expectations for digital adoption in dentistry and

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NASA Hosts Virtual Event to Leverage STEM, Small Business Opportunities with Minority Colleges

NASA Hosts Virtual Event to Leverage STEM, Small Business Opportunities with Minority Colleges

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WASHINGTON, Nov. 17, 2020

WASHINGTON, Nov. 17, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Media are invited to NASA’s 15th annual Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU)/Minority Serving Institutions (MSI) Technology Infusion Road Tour, a virtual event Nov. 18 and 19.

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NASA Logo. (PRNewsFoto/NASA) (PRNewsFoto/) (PRNewsfoto/NASA)

More than 1,200 HBCUs and MSIs are participating in this event with representatives from NASA offices and mission directorates who will discuss the importance of partnerships with historically black colleges and the critical role of small businesses in ensuring the success of NASA’s missions.

NASA’s Office of STEM Engagement (OSTEM), in collaboration with its Office of Procurement, Office of Small Business Programs (OSBP) and Space Technology Mission Directorate, will provide an open platform for HBCU and MSI representatives to learn about OSTEM’s Minority University Research and Education Project (MUREP) and opportunities within

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Roundup: Macao hosts int’l forum on science, technology, innovation

MACAO, Nov. 10 (Xinhua) — The first conference of the International Forum on Science, Technology and Innovation (ISTIF) of the Boao Forum for Asia (BFA) opened in China’s Macao Special Administrative Region (SAR) on Tuesday, with about 1,000 delegates from 18 countries and regions joining the event.

At the opening ceremony, Vice Chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference Ho Hau Wah read a congratulatory letter from Chinese President Xi Jinping.

Chinese Vice Premier Han Zheng, also a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, delivered a keynote speech via video at the opening ceremony.

Vice chairman of BFA Zhou Xiaochuan said at the opening ceremony that the beginning of 21st century witnessed the fourth industrial revolution featured by artificial intelligence, big data, cloud computing, 5G, quantum technology and life sciences.

He said the accelerated

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Oracle’s Larry Ellison Hosts ‘Future Of CX’ Event Today And Salesforce Is Looking Increasingly Complex

The enterprise SaaS market is a hard one with no true dominant player. Maybe that’s what makes it so competitive. At the end of September, I wrote a couple of notes describing how Oracle has quietly become an essential cloud applications company. While Oracle and “quiet” usually don’t blend, I believe that’s exactly what is happening in the SaaS space. Oracle’s newfound enterprise app success is due in large part to the use of a SaaS model to rapidly evolve its comprehensive software suite in both breadth and depth of offerings with hundreds of new features delivered quarterly. I don’t sense these are features thrown against the wall, but rather highly considered. Oracle recently told me that over 80 percent of updates to its

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Virgin Hyperloop hosts first human ride on new transport system

SEATTLE (Reuters) – Richard Branson’s Virgin Hyperloop has completed the world’s first passenger ride on a super high-speed levitating pod system, the company said on Sunday, a key safety test for technology it hopes will transform human and cargo transportation.

Virgin Hyperloop executives Josh Giegel, its Chief Technology Officer, and Sara Luchian, Director of Passenger Experience, reached speeds of up to 107 miles per hour (172 km per hour) at the company’s DevLoop test site in Las Vegas, Nevada, the company said.

“I had the true pleasure of seeing history made before my very eyes,” said Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem, Chairman of Virgin Hyperloop and Group Chairman and Chief Executive of DP World.

Los Angeles-based Hyperloop envisions a future where floating pods packed with passengers and cargo hurtle through vacuum tubes at 600 miles an hour (966 kph) or faster.

In a hyperloop system, which uses magnetic levitation to allow

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Soldier Center hosts U.S. Army Small Unmanned Aircraft System Technology Innovation Network Event | Article

NATICK, Mass. – The U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command Soldier Center (DEVCOM Soldier Center), the Northeastern University Kostas Research Institute (KRI), and the National Security Innovation Network hosted the U.S. Army Small Unmanned Aircraft System (SUAS) Technology Innovation Network Event on Oct. 21−22.  The event took place at KRI and most attendees participated virtually.“Northeastern Kostas Research institute was pleased to host the U.S. Army Small Unmanned Aircraft System Technology Innovation Network event,” said David Luzzi, senior vice provost for Research and Vice President of the Northeastern University Innovation Campus at Burlington, Mass. “Not only are we home to a state of the art UAS testing facility, this event epitomizes the KRI model of collocated collaboration between government, industry and academia. Events like this also enable industry and academia to align work to meet the specific needs of the warfighter.”DEVCOM Soldier Center’s Scott Nelson and Mathew Correa planned and coordinated

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Aurora Institute Hosts “A New Dawn for Every Learner,” Its First Virtual Symposium

Aurora Institute Hosts “A New Dawn for Every Learner,” Its First Virtual Symposium

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WASHINGTON, Oct. 26, 2020

WASHINGTON, Oct. 26, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Held October 26-28, 2020, the Aurora Institute Symposium will convene thousands of education innovators for three days of learning, networking, inspiration, and challenges and solutions. Keynotes and sessions will immerse participants in topics ranging from COVID-19 and online and blended learning to global best practices and bright spots of innovation to educational equity, social-emotional learning, and trends driving K-12 education.

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Visit the iNACOL website: https://aurora-institute.org/ (PRNewsfoto/iNACOL)

The Aurora Institute (@Aurora_Inst) has hosted a symposium for 15 years, drawing up to 3,000 educators, administrators, system leaders, policymakers, researchers, advocates, students, and community leaders. COVID-19, and the resulting public health emergency, made it inadvisable to hold the in-person convening this year. The pandemic’s ramifications for the future of teaching and learning, however, presented a compelling

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